Simple (but noisy) icebreaker for a small group
Setting: Six to eight people sitting at a table and as many tables as needed.
Instructions given at the tables: "I will be asking you to sit comfortably, close your eyes and bow your head. At the count of 3 you are to open your eyes, lift your head and look at someone else at the table. It need not be the person across from you. If the person you are looking at is looking back at you...both SCREAM. If there is no one looking back, stay quiet. We'll do this a few times. Let's practice- eyes closed, chin down..1...2...3? SCREAM
Do this 3 -5 times
Source: Izzy Gesell MSEd, CSP
History of Development: Presented on the Group Facilitation Listserve at http://www.albany.edu/cpr/gf/